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Definitions of connect

  1. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; " The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; " The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
  2. join for the purpose of communication; " Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
  3. join by means of communication equipment; " The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
  4. land on or hit solidly; " The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
  5. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; " Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; " Tie the ropes together"; " Link arms"
  6. hit or play a ball successfully; " The batter connected for a home run"
  7. plug into an outlet, as of electrical appliances; " Please plug in the toaster!"; " Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
  8. establish communication with someone; " did you finally connect with your long- lost cousin?"
  9. establish a rapport or relationship; " The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
  10. be or become joined or united or linked; " The two streets connect to become a highway"; " Our paths joined"; " The travelers linked up again at the airport"
  11. make a logical or causal connection; " I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; " colligate these facts"; " I cannot relate these events at all"
  12. plug into an outlet; " Please plug in the toaster!"; " Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
  13. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
  14. To associate ( a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
  15. To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connect with another.
  16. To bind of faster together; unite; associate with.
  17. To join; to be associated.
  18. To tie or fasten together: to establish a relation between.
  19. To fasten together; establish a relation between.
  20. To join; become related to.
  21. To join, unite, or combine; associate or be associated.
  22. To knit or link together; to conjoin; to unite.
  23. To join, unite, or cohere.
  24. To tie or link together; to knit or fasten together; to join or unite; to combine or associate; to have a close relation.
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Quotes of connect

  1. A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate. – John Barton
  2. I think things can have more than one meaning and still connect with people. There's a lot of meaning to the title 'Music For People' and they're all true and they're all accurate. – Jon Crosby
  3. When a man is able to connect with his feelings, he is able to care more. – Warren Farrell
  4. Anyone can use these sites- companies and colleges, teachers and students, young and old all make use of networking sites to connect with people electronically to share pictures, information, course work, and common interests. – Mike Fitzpatrick
  5. If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically. – Ken Hill
  6. Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults. – John Lasseter
  7. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville
  8. When I was in high school, The Dave Matthews Band was a local band, and that was the first time I was starting to connect with a live band that was something that wasn't on the radio or TV. – Jason Mraz
  9. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer
  10. It is the function of creative man to perceive and to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer
  11. I think some of the best reporters are the ones who can really illustrate the differences between societies, at the same time trying to connect the fact that there are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences. – John Pomfret
  12. Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect whereas women do. I think women become very close. – Jennifer Saunders
  13. Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out. – Michael Scott
  14. Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to. – Cat Stevens

Usage examples for connect

  1. He said that as far as American steel rails were concerned, he did not feel that he wished to connect his name with them, for they had proved to be far from creditable. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  2. No one could ever connect the idea of Betty with lavender. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  3. The Seventeenth, Forty- ninth, and Forty- third moved around to connect with Sherman's left. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  4. We found nothing, absolutely nothing which could connect your husband with any one of the rooms which we searched, Mrs. Dampier. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  5. Connect it up on a board and find out if everything is right. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  6. But why should you connect these two persons with this inexplicable thing? – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  7. There's not a bit of direct evidence to connect him with the crime, and there's a lot of direct evidence to connect you with it. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  8. Between ourselves, he would like to be appointed regent of Persia while the king is away at the Massagetan war, and would therefore give a great deal to connect himself by marriage in some way or other with the Archemenidae. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. From our position these hills all seemed to connect without any breaks or passes in them. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  10. Why he should connect Mary Bolitho with all this he did not know; nevertheless, it was a fact that her face was never missing from the picture which he drew of the future. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  11. As you seek to connect me with this case, it is your business to prove what you say. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  12. But why should we connect ourselves with any of them, so as to interrupt our studies? – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. How can you connect him with my wife's death? – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  14. Connect it between his computer and his modem. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  15. I'll connect up the detonator. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  16. He did not connect it wholly with Ingolby as Madame Thibadeau had done. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  17. He heard the word " feather," but he could not connect it as yet with any action of his own. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  18. Next, it is necessary to connect the halves together, by a cord tied tight around them, and care must be taken that they are set on the same board that the hive previously occupied. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  19. If that thumb- print was not made by the prisoner's thumb, there is nothing to connect him with the crime. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. I daresay that the 'decent firesides' of these poor clergy still connect themselves with the Government. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury

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